July Scholarship Winners | #WeBelongInCollege
Last updated September 26, 2020
Introducing the two #WeBelongInCollege Scholarship winners from July 2020! Congratulations to Abdullah and Victoria! Your stories are truly inspirational and will help change the lives of many!
Abdullah’s #WeBelongInCollege Story
Abdullah has always felt like an outsider due to his stutter. People at school would make fun of him relentlessly. He started to feel that college might not be for him. But with encouragement from his family, he realized that he belongs in college and now he’s working to inspire other students with disabilities that they belong there too!
Victoria’s #WeBelongInCollege Story
Victoria was so proud to be a first generation student. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she started falling behind. She questioned whether she belonged as she compared herself to other students who seemed to be managing just fine while she struggled. Watch this story to see how Victoria realized she was not alone and once again came to believe that she belongs in college!
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Being a first-generation college student feels like running in the dark half the time. When you finally figure out where you’re going, there’s still obstacles in your way. Tests before tests. Some people will think you don’t belong in the room. Don’t let them stop you from walking into the door. Know that there is a seat for you and a paper with your name on it. #ibelongincollege #webelongincollege
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